In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Brimpton like this:
BRIMPTON, a parish in Newbury district, Berks; on the rivers Emborne and Kennet, 1 mile SW of Woolhampton r. station, and 6 ESE of Newbury. It has a post office under Reading. Acres, 1,692. Real property, £3,720. Pop., 462. Houses, 101. The property is divided among a few. A preceptory of the Knights Templars, afterwards of the Knights Hospitallers, was here. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £351.* Patron, the Rev. G. B. Caffin. The church is good; and there are charities £84.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Brimpton in West Berkshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 27th March 2017
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